Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Riga Latvia by Tour Guide Ilze K. (Guide #1531)


Daniel Pfenninger

Switzerland
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Tour: #5954, Riga and Jurmala Shore Excursion for Mr.Daniel Pfenninger, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Ein ganz grosses Dankeschön an Ilze Karlsone. Es war ein perfekter Tag mit ihr zusammen und sie spricht perfektes Deutsch und fuhr mich mit ihrem Auto umher, wie auch zu Fuss in der Altstadt. Ein unvergesslicher Tag für mich - einfach perfekt. Daniel Pfenninger, Schweiz

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Geehrter Herr Daniel Pfenninger, Vielen lieben Dank fuer so eine nette Bewertung und fuer die guten Worte. Ich hoffe, dass Sie Lettland und Riga in einer guten Erinnerung behalten werden und Ihre Photos werden auch wunderschoen. Mit meinen besten Wuenschen - Ilse

Sarah Cort

United Kingdom
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-4 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Ilze was punctual, polite, professional and very knowledgable. A great way to see the city and the wider surrounding area. Loved it thank you. Sarah Cort

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah , Thank you very much ! I was glad to show you my town .With my best Easter wishes - Ilze

Tineke van Buul

Netherlands
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-4 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

We had booked the half day trip of Riga. Ilze turned out to be very knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting facts. We had requested for some lesser known spots to be included in the itenerary. She even took us to a monument that is painful part of her country's history and was good enough to give us the story behind it. It was an enjoyable outing, Ilze's English is quite good. Only drawback is that her car cannot accomodate 4 adults in comfort, though she advertises it as such.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Tineke van Buul, Thank you for your rating ! I am sorry about my car , that you did not feel so comfortable - when people are booking , they have an information , what kind of car it is. Thank you for your comment , I will make more photos of the car to help people to make the right decision if they will be interested to book such a tour for 4 persons in the future. With my best wishes Ilze Guide

Roy Wiggans

United States
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Tour: #58531, Riga Shore Excursion( 5-15 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Ilze and her driver gave us a wonderful and very complete tour of Riga. They were both very accommodating to our disabled adult son and even greeted us with Latvian candy when we started our tour. Would highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much , dear Mr. Roy Wiggans ! Riga is like a beautiful lady and I am glad , that you could enjoy our tour ! With my best regards for all of you Ilze

Linda Allen

United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-4 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

Ilza was wonderful. Promptly communicated with me and accomdated my requests. The tour was perfect to see the many facets of Riga. Loved her positive and energetic personality.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ladies, thank you very much for such a nice rating! With my best wishes Ilze

John McFadden

United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-4 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/16

Ilze did a phenomenal job of showing Riga to us! Even though the boat was forced to park outside of the normal port, she drove the extra 20 minutes and got us with a smile on her face! That smile never left her face as she shared her passion for her lovely city. I would definitely recommend Ilze and this tour for anyone and would book her again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a nice rating! I was glad to show you my beautiful town Riga. With my best regards from Riga Ilze- your guide

Anthony Picciano

United States
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Tour: #5810, Riga - Metropolis of Art Nouveau, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Ilse is a wonderful guide who is extremely knowledgable about all aspects of art nouveau buildings in Riga as well as the rest of her fabulous city. She taught us a lot about Riga and the history of Latvia. If you ever visit this beautiful city, a tour with this terrific lady is a must! Thank you Ilse for sharing your knowledge with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Anthony Picciano, thank you very much for your rating! I was glad to show you my town , one of the most beautiful parts of Riga.With my best wishes - Ilze

Jennifer Thayer

United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-4 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: May 6/16

This was a great choice for seeing Riga on limited time. It was a spur of the moment trip and we only had the 4 or so hours while our ship was docked. A perfect way to learn as much as possible about a new location. We had 2 teenage boys along and they both learned also. It's also great to know you have someone who knows their way around to get you back where you need to be.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer , I was glad to show you my beautiful town Riga and I hope, you will remember Latvia and Riga and will have a wish to visit us an other time to see more from our country. With my best greetings for all your family - Ilze -Guide

Latif Khalil

United States
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Apr 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Latif Khalil, thank you very much for the rating ! With best regards Ilze

Boguslaw Mieszczak

Poland
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion and Sigulda March 28/29, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Mar 28/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Mieszczak, thank you for your rating. I was glad to show you my country. With my best wishes Ilze Guide

Fredrik Taube

Sweden
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 27/15

Very well informed about Riga, its history and architecture. Ilze has an anecdote for most places and some funny, some brutal. She presents in a nice and friendly way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I hope, you had a good relax in our country, in our Riga. With best regards Ilze

Sabine Kickinger

Austria
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/15

Ilze is a very friendly and well informed Guide, we had a very nice Tour with her and appreciate to recommend her warmly to all visitors of Riga! Thanks to Ilze and our best wishes!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sabine und Your Family, thank you very much for your nice rating.I was glad to show you a piece of my green Latvia. With my best wishes Ilze

Renee Klass

United States
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Tour: #5954, The First time in Riga and Jurmala, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Marion Tenge

Germany
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Mar 12/15

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide - highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen lieben DAnk fuer Ihre nette Bewertung !

David Fahs

United States
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Feb 16/15

Ilze braved the frigid cold temperatures to give us a great tour. Despite the cold temperatures being too much for our daughter to do the entire tour, Ilze still gave a great tour of Old Riga. She is very knowledgeable with a story for every part of the city. Perhaps February isn't the best time to do a Riga by-foot tour, but Ilze also does by-car tours for small groups if needed. I would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a nice comment ! You are welcome back to Riga in summer ! With my best wishes Ilze

Lucille S.

Northbrook, IL, United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion with Jewish Sites, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/13

Ilze was fun and very accommodating. We saw a lot with her car. The Jewish sites were good; the stop for coffee and windmill pastry was fun. Ilze made the day enjoyable! Interesting to hear her talk about herself.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a nice rating!

Eileen G.

United States
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/13

Ilze was a wonderful tour guide! We saw all of Old Town Riga and the beautiful parks!Ilze was very knowledgeable and even told us personal stories of her life during the Soviet years - very interesting. You can tell that she loves her job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Eileen Gelke ! Thank you very much for such a nice rating !

Vicki Bean

United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-6 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 21/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs.Vicki Bean ! Thank you for such a nice rating!

Donna R.

United States
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Tour: #29345, Jurmala - Town on the Wawe, Jurmala, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/13

Ilze was delightful, very knowledgeable, and extremely accomodating!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with her and would not hesitate to recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Donna R.

United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion for Mrs.Rothenberg, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 6/13

Ilze was an excellent guide---very knowledgeable with wonderful stories and insight into into the Latvian people, history, and culture. Very good English!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna! Thank you very much for such a nice comment!

Daniel Liebschutz

United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion (1-4 persons), Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 26/12

Waltraut Murray

Australia
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Tour: Private tour for Mrs. Waltraut Murray, Riga, Latvia
Date: Jun 5/12

Ilze was the most wonderful guide - nothing was too much trouble for her. Her car and driving skills were good, her knowledge of Latvia excellent, she spoke several languages well and went out of her way to make our holiday a memorable one. Thank you Ilze and if we ever get back to Latvia I will be asking you to be our guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Waltraut and dear Robert ! Thank you very much for your comment!Latvia is also your country, you are welcome every time !

Waltraut Murray

Australia
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Tour: #5954, Riga tour for Mrs.Waltraut Murray, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/12

Waltraut Murray

Australia
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Tour: transfersforMrsMurray, Riga, Latvia
Date: Jun 3/12

Ilze was punctual, friendly and extremely helpful

Emily McLaughlin

United States
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Tour: #29345, Jurmala - Town on the Wawe, Jurmala, Latvia    view tour
Date: May 28/12

Absolutely an excellent tour! Ilze was very knowledgeable about Latvia and Jurmula. She showed up on time and even contacted the hotel beforehand. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and would recommend her to anyone visiting Latvia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Emily !

Clifford Hayes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #5892, Old Riga - the historical centre, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/11

Ilze was very flexible and took in her stride our need to change the date and our desire to have a 10 minute coffee break. She was knowledgeable, patient and the tour progressed at just the right pace. We would be very happy to tour with Ilze again; indeed, we would probably ask specifically for her

Peter Armstrong

Canada
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Tour: #5954, Private tour for Peter Armstrong, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 16/11

Ilze was very proud of her city and her background knowledge was exceptional. We all could have used a few less facts and figures. There was some confusion regarding the van taking us back to the boat after 4 p.m. in light of the rain.

Robert Young

Orlando, FL, United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion for Robert Young, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 29/10

a very gracious host; very knowledgeable; a delight

Daniel Romanchk

Sterling, VA, United States
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Tour: #5954, Riga Shore Excursion, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/10

Very good tour, but seemed a little scripted. When we asked questions, they were sometimes skipped over and the tour continued. All in all though, would definitely recommend this tour.